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Word that Comes Before #1

We give you three words. You give us the word that comes before all three.
For example, "World, Testament, Spice" = "Old"
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First submittedMay 17, 2013
Last updatedMay 17, 2013
Times taken14,959
Rating4.26
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Word
Precedes These
Steel
Magnolias, Guitar, Wool
Oil
Embargo, Lamp, Change
Mountain
Lion, Bike, Dew
Fire
Fighter, Ant, Hydrant
Water
Softener, Chestnut, Lily
Square
Meal, Root, Knot
Science
Fiction, Fair, Experiment
Word
Precedes These
Wood
Chipper, Stove, Flooring
Hard
Candy, Rock, Drive
Rock
Bottom, Candy, Lobster
Night
Terrors, Vision, Owl
Carpet
Bagger, Bombing, Sample
Gold
Rush, Nugget, Digger
Wax
Museum, Lips, Poetic
Word
Precedes These
False
Teeth, Humility, Positive
Slow
Cooker, Motion, Poke
Good
Deed, Gravy, Friday
Deep
Fryer, Space, Thoughts
Iron
Chef, Fist, Curtain
Ice
Age, Cube, Fishing
Hot
Chocolate, Dog, Rod
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level 83
May 20, 2013
Nice quiz!
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level 75
Jul 20, 2013
Excellent quiz. Just the right amount of head scratching :)
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level 44
Jul 20, 2013
Agreed - I got the meal/root/knot at the last second... I don't know why it was so difficult now.
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level 68
Jul 20, 2013
Good quiz - missed oil, wax and false. Easy when you see the answers :)
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level 44
Jul 20, 2013
Got 'em all, but only :06 to spare. Took me forever to think of "carpet"
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level 38
Aug 26, 2013
That's the one I missed.
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level 61
Oct 8, 2019
That's the one that makes least sense to me in hindsight. Never heard of carpet bomber or carpet bagger... I guess carpet sample is what I think it is. Never heard of wax poetic either btw.
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level 65
Jul 21, 2013
Fun quiz!
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level 43
Aug 23, 2013
It was a good quiz. It did it's job....made you think. Got 18 out of 21.
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level 58
Mar 19, 2014
I've never heard half of these. Square meal? Wax poetic? False positive? Wax lips? Steel magnolias?
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level 50
Aug 20, 2014
Wax lips are just fake lips, square meal... not sure what that means, but it's supposed to be pretty common. 'Wax' can also mean 'to grow' or 'to become'. So to 'wax poetic' would mean to 'become poetic', like if somebody suddenly started speaking all soft and eloquent and romantic. False positive is when a test(usually medical)indicates that something is there, like a test could indicate you have cancer(hence the positive), but you actually don't(hence the false). Steel Magnolias is a movie.
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level 58
Oct 2, 2015
I'm pretty sure the phrase "square meal" predates the concept of food groups.
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level 52
Oct 5, 2015
Square meal came from the practice on board sailing ships of serving meals on square wooden plates. But I never heard of "Slow Poke"
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level 76
Oct 7, 2015
Slow poke is someone who is moving slowly. My older brothers used to yell at me, "Hurry up, Slow Poke!" When I was a kid in the 1950s there was a candy called Slo Poke. It was similar to a Sugar Daddy sucker and it t took a long time to eat it.
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level 61
Jan 13, 2017
Or the waxing and waning of the moon.
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level 61
Oct 8, 2019
Square meal does not come from square plates in the navy. That is a folk etymology. The term wasnt mentioned before mid 1800s (earliest written sources are from mining towns in the US), if it had come from that source, there would have been much earlier mentions in the extensive ships logs.

Plus the term square allready existed with the meaning honest, fair (it still lives on in fair and square) Shakespeare also used it. Square meaning fair is similarly formed to the word right meaning correct. (straight, even)

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level 65
Sep 1, 2014
100% with 1:03 left.
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level 76
Oct 7, 2015
1:30. Fun quiz.
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level 72
Apr 28, 2015
water bagger, water bombing, water sample
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level 46
Oct 3, 2015
What the heck is a water bagger?
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level 61
Oct 8, 2019
well what the heck is a carpet bagger or bomber. Carpet does not seem to be something that needs to be bagged or bombed (unless it is roach infested perhaps). Water bagger doesnt look weird to me but that is because my subconscious reads it as the dutch translation, where bagger can mean dredger (and the dredge it dredges aswell...)>

As an english word, machines actually exist that bag water. Bagged water is there for multiple purposes, the same as bottle water, or to put in the freezer to make ice cubes, aree the most known ones I think.

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level 67
Oct 2, 2015
What does 'false positive' mean?
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level 83
Oct 2, 2015
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level 58
Oct 2, 2015
smartcookie17 included a description in their answer to Symmetrik's question.
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level 47
Oct 3, 2015
This is one of those quizzes where I would like to see a log of answers that people tried. I kept typing answers that would go with one of the words and would make hilarious combinations with the remaining two... 14/21
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level 44
Oct 3, 2015
I got them all quickly except for 'oil', which I just couldn't come up with. I did, however, try - along with many other fails - small, street, lava, cool, no, gas and chump.
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level 46
Oct 3, 2015
My brother tried "dirty" for deed/gravy/Friday. But I think the funniest thing is some of the clues themselves, said without commas. Candy Rock Drive sounds like the main road through the Big Rock Candy Mountains, Cooker Motion Poke sounds like Cook her Motion Poke which sounds dirty, Lion Bike Dew creates an awesome image, Bottom Candy Lobster sounds like an STD, Rush Nugget Digger sounds like a wrestling move, Chef Fist Curtain sounds either violent or sexual, and Chocolate Dog Rod, well...that one made me bust out laughing.
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level 58
Oct 3, 2015
The only one I thought of as a whole was the Candy Rock Drive, which made me immediately think of Big Rock Candy Mountain as well. But the rest I never would have thought of. Totally made me laugh out loud though with some of your interpretations! Especially Bottom Candy Lobster....dear God. TMI!! Haha.
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level 46
Oct 15, 2015
Yay! Friend!
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level 45
Oct 5, 2015
Thank you Family Guy for helping me get the Rock Lobster clue.
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level 70
May 12, 2016
I was too slow to type "slow." Only one I missed.
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level 71
Jul 9, 2016
Awesome quiz!
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level 55
Jan 28, 2019
Good gravy? Who says that? Had to put urine sample..just had to